The cost of living crisis and terrorism: How worried should we be?

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Stagnated wages, unprecedented massive increases in fuel bills, inflation hitting levels not experienced since 1980 and interest rates rising to their highest levels in 15 years, have all contributed to a critical cost of living crisis in the UK. Even prior to this crisis emerging in 2022, the government already estimated that some 13.4 million people were living in relative low income with some estimates anticipating an extra 3 million people entering absolute poverty in the next 12 months. Most analysts agree that the situation is going to significantly worsen in the near to medium term.
Given such a serious context it is worth considering what the potential implications of the cost of living crisis could be on terrorism in the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalPool Re Monthly Threat Update
Issue numberOctober
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


  • terrorism
  • political violence
  • causes of terrorism
  • poverty
  • economic deprivation
  • austerity
  • Cost of living

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